Gerald N. Brenner Scholarship Fund Giving Back To Local High School
May 12, 2015 at 6:13 AM (PT)
Retired record promo vet PAUL BARRETTE tells ALL ACCESS, "on behalf of the family of our great departed friend, JERRY BRENNER, I am forwarding this letter. Every year we will be asking for donations to help fund the Music Scholarship program, in JERRY's name, to a graduating senior from SWAMPSCOTT HIGH. I know JERRY loved this industry, and it seems so appropriate to award a deserving senior, a start to his or her musical career."
Here's the text of the letter:
It’s hard to believe that it has been over a year since we lost our father, our brother, our mentor our friend, JERRY BRENNER. Overwhelming support, expressions of sympathy, and friendship sustained us over the past 14 months, and filled a void that we all felt so deeply. We will forever feel gratitude and a connection to all who shared our great loss.
JERRY’s reputation for generosity and selflessness is his legacy. In order to keep his spirit alive the GERALD N. BRENNER Scholarship Fund was created to honor his love of music, and his passion for helping people. Anyone who knew JERRY knew how much he loved his home. Long-time residents of SWAMPSCOTT, the BRENNER family has a special connection to the community and to the High School, as JERRY’s girl’s, and beloved Niece are graduates of the school. JERRY’s grandson JASON is currently a Junior at SWAMPSCOTT HIGH. With this in mind, the GERALD N BRENNER Scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL graduate pursuing a career in Music.
Last year, in 2014, the First Annual GERALD N BRENNER Scholarship was awarded to NOAH GOPEN. NOAH is currently enrolled in BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC and is interning at THINKSAY RECORDS. According to THINKSAY’s founder BRAD DAVIDSON, “… a year later he (NOAH) never missed a day, has never been late, and always gives a great effort”. The GERALD N BRENNER Scholarship has opened up opportunities for Noah, and he has proven to be very well deserving of the doors opening for him.
The Second Annual GERALD N BRENNER Scholarship will be awarded to a hard working and deserving SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL Student on JUNE 4, 2015 during the High School Awards ceremony. Your donation will insure that Jerry’s passion stays alive for the next generations. Donations can be made to:
GERALD N BRENNER Scholarship Fund
c/o Eastern Bank
405 Paradise Road
SWAMPSCOTT, MA 01907